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Firefighters battle Opa-locka junkyard fire



Miami, Florida – On Saturday afternoon Miami-Dade firefighters battled a junkyard fire that was visible for miles in Northwest Miami.

According to authorities, the 2-alarm fire, reported in the 12700 block of NW 32nd Avenue in Opa-Locka, started shortly after 11 a.m..

It took over 20 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units to control the fire, authorities said.

Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy flames and a large plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen from a distance, with several vehicles on fire.

According to firefighters, they also used aerial units in order to shoot water from above the fire to place it under control.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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